GLHV was proud to support a successful public season of My Other Closet, the Cabaret. One part entertainment, one part education and awareness campaign, this production gave powerful and moving insights into the causes of domestic violence and how to end it.
Opening night was a glittering affair, bringing together project partners Victorian Aids Council, GLHV@ARCSHS, Transgender Victoria, Drummond Street Services – Queerspace, and Switchboard, and opened by Ro Allen, Victoria’s Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality.
ARCSHS’ Matt Parsons, the director and producer of the show, was thrilled with the fantastic turnouts throughout the season, as it meant that many more people are better educated on the little-known reality of violence in same sex and gender diverse (LGBT) relationships.
You can read more about the story behind the performance here, and here, and stay tuned for more opportunities to see this truly unique show. www.myotherclosetthecabaret.com
Russ Vickery, Kaye Bradshaw, Ro Allen & Matthew Parsons; Adam Bourne, Liam Leonard, Simon Ruth
Director of GLHV Liam Leonard recently gave a well-received presentation at the Victorian Government Forum on LGBTI Inclusion in Faith Communities titled OUT in the CALD: LGBTI wellbeing and the limits of religious tolerance.
Congratulations to ARCSHS's PhD candidate Pauline Ezer for winning First Place and people's choice in the 3 Minute Thesis competition at La Trobe’ s School of Psychology & Public Health. Her topic was Sex Education in Australia.
Congratulations to Dr Andrea Waling who won Outstanding Paper in the 2017 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, for her paper (with Dr James Roffee) ‘Rethinking Microaggressions against LGBTIQ+ Youth’ in Safer Communities.
Associate Professor Adam Bourne recently co-authored a position paper with the MSM Global Forum and Outright International that was published and disseminated at the United Nations’ High Level Political Forum in New York. The paper discusses how Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 3, Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Well-Being for All at All Ages, is relevant to the specific health needs of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) people.
The report can be found here, and you can read more here.
ARCSHS 25th Anniversary Distinguished Lecture Series Presents: "Reproduction and Social Order"
Prof. Catherine Waldby,
Director of Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University and Visiting Professor at the Department of Social Science and Medicine at King's College London
Professor Catherin Waldby's research focuses on social studies of biomedicine and the life sciences. Her recent books include The Global Politics of Human Embryonic Stem Cell Science: Regenerative Medicine in Transition, (with Herbert Gottweis and Brian Salter, Palgrave 2009) and Clinical Labour: Tissue donors and Research Subjects in the Global Bioeconomy (with Melinda Cooper, Duke University Press 2014). With Nikolas Rose and Ilina Singh, she is the editor of BioSocieties: an interdisciplinary journal for the social studies of life sciences. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia and a member of the History and Philosophy committee of the Academy of Science. She has received national and international research grants for her work on stem cells, blood donation and biobanking
She explains this lecture with the following; "From Frankenstein and Brave New World to The Handmaid’s Tale and Orphan Black, reproduction often figures as the means to imagine a dystopian social order. The organisation of conception, gestation, birth, or the possibility of life created through technique rather than ‘proper’ biology, are located at the centre of oppressive regimes or the nightmarish experience of creatures manufactured in a laboratory. In this lecture I will use some of these texts, as well as historical and contemporary social practices around reproduction, to consider how we can better understand the relationship between reproduction as a biological and social capacity and the ways power relations more broadly are articulated. In particular I will consider the ways the ordering of reproduction was central to the working of the 20th century welfare state and national economy, and is central to contemporary geopolitics."
Date: Thursday 21st September 2017, 5:30 - 7:30pm
Location: La Trobe University, 215 Franklin Street, Melbourne 3000
Cost: Free - but booking is essential (with nibbles & drinks provided)
More details: you can find out more details, and book here.
The 3rd National LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care Conference
It's About Time: Rethinking LGBTI Ageing in Australia
Val’s LGBTI Ageing and Aged Care are currently putting together a fantastic program with an illustrious line-up of keynote and invited speakers including Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, Noel C Tovey AM, and Victoria's first Gender and Sexuality Commissioner Ro Allen; the program is shaping up to be something not to be missed.
You can register and find out more details here.